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About FlukemanStu

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  1. I get about 45 mpg over the year service to service.
  2. Yes turn off traction control when you get stuck in snow etc or want a bit of fun.
  3. I bought a brand new Yaris Icon+ 2014 from a Toyota dealer, no spare tyre or kit or jack, just the rubbish repair kit.
  4. I have the pre face lift Yaris Icon Plus and hate the following: 1. Dire bus like turning circle. It really is best to reverse into a bay for parking as going in forwards is never easy or predictable if cars are at either side. I believe the face lift versions fixed this though. 2. The god awful seat is too long in the leg for me (5ft) and so I have to have a lumbar support cushion and a bit of foam to push it out even further. And yes I did test drive it, but obviously not for long enough. 3. Winding down the front windows does not clean the rain/condensation from them and so this can be dangerous at times as you can't see. Would I buy another Yaris? Yes, if they change the seats to ones like in the Auris/CHR or even the Aygo as they are comfy.
  5. RRG Toyota Denton has never caused me any issues.
  6. Have you tried a lumbar support cushion? They are not a perfect solution but cheaper than changing the car which was my only other alternative. I've put up with mine for 2 years with no more major back issues. However the cushion still wasn't fully fat enough and so i needed to add some extra harder foam behind the cushion. I tried about 5 different cushions. Essentially the seat is just very badly designed for short people. At least I know what to look for in my next car. I use the following: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111279575288?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&var=410280437564&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT I don't bother using the strap included.
  7. Hi, I have had a Yaris Icon Plus (15in tyres, 14 reg) for over a year now. It is by far the worst car I have had for parking when driving forward into the parking bay. I still haven't got used to it. I generally need a few attempts. Does anyone else have these issues? And, if so any tips? I don't know whether to turn in early or late with this thing. Previous cars: Peugeot 306 - no problems, Nissan Almera - no problems, Mazda 3 Sport - no problems, Skoda Fabia - no problems, Yaris - ? Thanks in advance,
  8. Yep, it was the front parking sensors box blocking the glove box.
  9. Had a look at the weekend. Unclipped the piston... still no joy, took the foot well cover off and had a look behind the glove box, couldn't see anything blocking anything, so back to the garage it goes.
  10. Thanks, I'll give it a try this weekend.
  11. Glove box looks empty. Which piston end can be forced off? I'm assuming the front (closest to the chair).
  12. Hi, My Yaris has got a strange glove box issue. It opens a little bit, but doesn't open fully. There is thankfully nothing inside anymore. It is as though the piston looking thing on the left side will not pull out fully. Anyone else had this problem? I can't see anything stuck in there. Thanks,
  13. Yeah, I have bad problems with the driver seat. I'm only 5ft and struggle to get my butt up against the back, the actual seat is too long for my thighs, which is strange for a car coming from the !Removed!. It also lacks any lumbar support. I had to buy several lumbar support cushions to try. I've found one that is ok, but I still suffer. Note for next car; must have lumbar adjustment and turn handles, not levers.
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    I'm getting 46-47 mpg according to the computer. Been averaging it for about 2000 miles. Done about 4000 miles total, 14 reg. Best average over a tank full has been 51.